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Obituaries - Dec. 27, 2007

Rev. James Charles Chapman

The Rev. James Charles Chapman, 76, of Stockbridge, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. He pastored The True Gospel Baptist Church for 35 years. He fought a good fight, finished his course, and kept the faith.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 28, at 1p.m., at Pope Dickson & Son - Morrow Chapel, with the Rev. James Wiggins, the Rev. Doug Ledford, and the Rev. Virgil Barnard officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on TODAY (Thursday, Dec. 27), from 6-9 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Chapman; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Susie Chapman; grandchildren, Nealey Palmer, Amanda Smith, Charles Chapman, Jr., James Chapman; six great-grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Calvary Children's Home, 1430 Lost Mountain Road, Powder Springs, Ga., 30127.

Pope Dickson & Son - Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2700.

Mr. Fred E. Crane

Feb. 3, 1950 - Dec. 23, 2007

Mr. Fred E. Crane, 57, of Woodbury, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Crane was born Feb. 3, 1950 in Fulton County to the late James Edward Crane, Sr., and the late Frances Louise Henson Crane. He was the owner of Green Pest Control, doing business as Crane Exterminating. Mr. Crane was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Riverdale.

Survivors include his daughters, Melanie Armstrong, of Columbia, S.C., Stacey Crane, of Washington, D.C., Rachel Crane, of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Clayton Armstrong, Coleman Armstrong, Bella Armstrong; former wife, Rita Scott; sisters, Patty Moulder, Lois Williams; brothers, Steve Crane, James Crane, Jr., Michael Crane, Lonnie Crane; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Mr. Crane will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family following the service. The family requests that you visit their memorial website, http://fred-eugene-crane.gonetoosoon.co.uk

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements, www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com

Madge Earline Greene Williamson

Madge Earline Greene Williamson, of Forest Park, passed away Dec. 24, 2007 at Healthfield Hospice. Survivors include daughter, Dixie and Mac McConnel, of Jonesboro; son, Charles "Sonny" and Janice Williamson, Jr., of Forest Park; sister, Judy Bevis, of Atlanta; brother, Grady Greene, of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m., at Berean Baptist Church, with Dr. Roger Davis officiating. Visitation will be TODAY (Thursday), 4-8 p.m. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements, (770) 961-2828.